After starting out as small villages in the seventeenth century, a few American cities had reached urban-scale populations by the latter half of the eighteenth century. By 1775 the population of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, was approximately forty thousand—making it one of the largest in the whole British Empire. The population of New York City was twenty-five ...
Chapter 1. Cities in the Revolutionary Era, 1776–1790
Chapter 1. Cities in the revolutionary era, 1776–1790